Posts tagged ‘interface’

10/GUI

November 4th, 2009

This is probably how we’ll interact with most computers a few years from now:

10/GUI from C. Miller on Vimeo.

Multi-touch + gestures are here to stay. Good comments over at Release Candidate One.

BumpTop

July 27th, 2006

Very nice desktop UI prototype [via Timo].

Aperture

October 19th, 2005

Have you seen it? One of the best interfaces I’ve ever seen. Check out the quicktour movies for some true Apple design excellence. Nevertheless, some social software aspects (no, photo albums don’t count) would have been cool — and dragging keywords to pictures in order to tag them (like in iPhoto) is still a hassle…but wow, what an interface! I’m getting 1995 SGI vibes here (In a good way, that is! You know, that everyone-else-is-still-in-the-stone-age kind of feeling.).

iTunes 4.9 is out

June 28th, 2005


PodcastsBeing able to mark the ones I’ve read is good.

And that means podcast integration! Aside from not being able to browse the Apple Podcast Directory for some reason, the interface for storing podcasts is really nice and simple. I’m switching from iPodderX, which used to be my tool of choice.

There are serious threats to the iTunes+iPod value chain now in the form of other better, more open music stores, and new music players integrated directly into mobile phones with slick form factors. Is this the first step towards the downfall of Apples vertical value chain? Will the next version of iTunes offer a sales platform for podcasts? Will the next iPod be a mobile phone? Many questions, and as usual only Steve knows…

Up(and)coming

May 6th, 2005

Andrew Baio (creator of upcoming.org) just told me that the upcoming API now has full tag support. I’m now displaying tags on the event feed here.

The addition of tags+API definitely was the tipping point — now I’m really using the service. I’ve got several iCal subscriptions; Stockholm, Helsinki, and Berlin.

Couple of things; The hierarchy of metros should probably be flat altogether, editing of events could be more wikified, the fixed event categories should be dropped in favor of folksonomy. All in all: Kudos to Andrew!